Wayfaring: A Poetic Walk Through Public Space
Led by E.J. McAdams, Douglas Manson, and Virginia Millington
Saturday May 17th 10am-1pm at Willis Avenue Bridge
Join E.J. McAdams, Douglas Manson, and Virginia Millington on a walk at the Willis Avenue Bridge — inspired by a source text — that will seek an answer to the question: how do we love this otherwise alienating, too-large, external, human-made world? As gatherers of words and compilers of a final created text, we will explore poetry, pacing, and prosody together, learning from our footsteps and each other as we find our way and cross bridges.
Participants are encouraged to bring snacks. Laboratory leaders will have lunch with those interested following the workshop.
This event is open to the general public, but will be capped at 15 people. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5th to reserve your spot. The exact starting location will be sent out to all registered attendees.
E.J. McAdams is a poet and former iLAND Board member. He has explored wordscapes in various cities around the globe, letting them generate movement and poems. He lives in Harlem with his family.
Virginia Millington is a founding member of the Walk Exchange, and, during the day, works as a digital archive manger in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2009, she has been exploring the hours before 8am on Early Rising.
Born in Ohio in 1970, Douglas Manson moved to New York State in 1998. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He received a Ph.D. in English in 2004, and has written numerous books of poetry, one study of poetry and painting, and numerous critical articles. Some of these works have been published, though many have not. He became interested in Walking as an art practice in 2011 when Bess Matassa introduced him to the Walk Exchange, and Virginia Millington encouraged his continued involvement.